LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Nov. 4, 2011
EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 208 AT LAKE ANNA
Traffic will be intermittently stopped at the bridge over Lake Anna on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 16
FREDERICKSBURG – Traffic will be intermittently stopped on Route 208 at the bridge over Lake Anna that connects Louisa and Spotsylvania counties during two days in November so workers can pour concrete for a new bridge deck at Lake Anna.
The concrete pour is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 16. These days were chosen for their ideal predicted weather and temperature conditions.
On Nov. 8 and Nov. 16, traffic on Route 208 can travel across the bridge and through the work zone. However, traffic in both directions may be halted for intermittent periods of up to 15 minutes at a time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on both days.
A complete stoppage of traffic is required for brief periods so trucks can drive into position to pour concrete, and then travel off the bridge.
Motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route if possible on these days, or to allow additional travel time to pass through the work zone.
Currently, the westbound lane of Route 208 is closed over Lake Anna for a $4.8 million bridge rehabilitation project. The project is halfway complete, and will be finished in December 2012. Eastbound and westbound traffic share the eastbound lane of the bridge, taking turns crossing the span while controlled by a temporary traffic signal.
Early in 2012, the westbound lane of the bridge will re-open to traffic with a new bridge deck and roadway surface. At that time, the eastbound lane will be closed to undergo rehabilitation.
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